Stories tagged: marijuana
Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:40 p.m.
Mexico’s lower house approves medical uses of marijuana
Mexico’s lower house overwhelmingly passed a bill Friday approving the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, the latest in a series of legal changes and court rulings that have somewhat …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:35 p.m.
‘Head shops’ seeing greater competition
Time was, you could look in the Spokane phone book and see listings for a couple dozen ‘head shops.’
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:23 p.m.
Printers seeing value in helping cannabis clients
When setting out to buy something, consumers are more than likely to interact with a product’s print and design, almost as much as the product itself.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Sean Green: Living (His Version of) The American Dream
It’s been an adventure to say the least, for Sean Green.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
In-state edibles receiving a closer look
After recreational marijuana was legalized in Washington, some companies that already had been approved to work with food began asking if they could also start creating edible cannabis products.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Washington state tribes fear White House will be a buzzkill for their marijuana business
Four state tribes have signed compacts with the
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:08 a.m.
Don’t Mail Your Mary Jane
Sharing a joint or an edible is just common courtesy.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 12:03 a.m.
The morality of marijuana
A few years ago, a student asked Shelley Bryan Wee, Lutheran Campus pastor at Eastern Washington University, if it was OK, as a Christian, to bring pot to a friend …
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
New Washington laws legalize industrial hemp, require inspections for marijuana edibles
Gov. Jay Inslee signs laws on marijuana edibles, lock boxes and industrial hemp.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:43 a.m.
Plan by state cannabis board employee to lease land near Deer Park for marijuana facility withdrawn
A businessman has formally withdrawn his application to build a marijuana growing and processing facility in Deer Park, prompting cheers from neighbors who had opposed the project. The state Liquor …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Colorado lawmakers approve pot for PTSD, with new limits
Post-traumatic stress sufferers may soon qualify for medical pot in Colorado.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Lawmakers don’t want pot billboards to be appealing to kids
Washington state lawmakers have passed a variety of tweaks to state marijuana laws, including new rules for what can appear on pot billboards.
UPDATED: Fri., April 21, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
Signatures for Idaho medical marijuana petition encouraged at Hemp Fest
Marijuana advocates are hoping for plenty of ink on their medical marijuana petition Saturday during Moscow Hemp Fest.
Fri., April 21, 2017, 4:50 a.m.
Washington could crack down on pot shop advertising
Legislature approves tighter rules for marijuana advertising.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Pot fans observe 420 holiday with smoke-outs, high hike
From Capitol Hill to Hippie Hill, marijuana enthusiasts observed their 4/20 holiday Thursday with public smoke-outs, parties and, yes, great deals on weed.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Pot enthusiasts observe 4/20 with parties, protests and deals
From Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to Hippie Hill in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, marijuana enthusiasts observed their 4/20 holiday Thursday with public smoke-outs, parties and, yes, great deals …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 1:28 p.m.
Marijuana making its way around circle from legal to illegal to legal
Once legal and unregulated, marijuana has gone from banned by the state and federal government to legal but regulated in Washington while still illegal under federal law.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
‘420’ becomes part of the dictionary as Spokane embraces counterculture, pot holiday
The definitive record on the English language, the Oxford English Dictionary, added the numerals “420” to their catalog in March. The slang phrase means something a little different to everyone, …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Legalizing marijuana a no-brainer
There are a lot of reasons to celebrate the fact that Washington ended the costly, counterproductive and racist war on marijuana.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
Marijuana has truly gone mainstream, survey finds
Yahoo News and Marist University survey illustrates how pot has become a part of everyday life for millions of Americans.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Sessions has many foes in his battle against medical marijuana
Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs, but on medical marijuana – which he says “has been hyped, maybe too much” – he may be …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Study: Cigarettes go better with alcohol than marijuana does
For millennials, cigarettes go better with booze than they do with weed. That’s the conclusion of a new University of California, San Francisco study showing tobacco accompanied by alcohol gives …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Gourmet ganja: Cannabis-laced edibles are coming of age
Marijuana enthusiasts have long since embraced weed for eating. But gone are the days when eating weed meant choosing between a classic marijuana brownie or laced chocolate chip cookie. Options …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:40 a.m.
Poll: Marijuana safer than opioids, but pregnant moms shouldn’t use
Americans think it’s safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to …
Mon., April 17, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Pot business keeps growing in Eugene
Pot shops in Eugene are about to face more competition. The Register-Guard reported two retailers are opening soon on the same block of the aptly named High Street.
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 7:15 a.m.
State pot licensing employee leasing land for proposed marijuana grow near Deer Park
Plans to build a marijuana growing and processing facility in Deer Park have been stalled amid outcry from neighbors. That’s because the man who owns the proposed building site also …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Spokane County marijuana businesses net $15 million in March
The figure is an increase over revenue from the previous month, but reflects slower growth than in previous years, according to at least one store owner. The industry generated $3 …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Canada introduces legislation to legalize marijuana
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government introduced legislation Thursday to let adults possess 30 grams of marijuana in public – a measure that would make Canada the largest developed country …
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 5:07 p.m.
Washington’s cannabis tracking contract up for bid
Washington state regulators have begun accepting bids for a new seed-to-sale tracking system to keep tabs on marijuana commerce, a deal with an initial value of about $3 million.
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Edible pot products facing same standards as food produced in Washington
Edible marijuana products may soon be subject to the same standards as other food produced in Washington.